Lighthouse Farm Academy

Join our Lighthouse Farm Academy on the future of farming and sustainable farms. Discover with us as we explore the transformative concepts of future farming and collaborate with nature to create resilient and profitable agricultural businesses. Using the concepts of 'scaling up', 'scaling deep', and 'scaling wide', we'll provide examples and science-based insights to help you make informed decisions and drive real change in the industry.

Gain insights and inspiration during this programme to shape the future of farming for a sustainable world.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

This programme will take place in 2024.

Why follow this programme?

Join the Lighthouse Farm Academy to gain valuable insights from successful pioneering farms around the world. These farms, known as Lighthouse Farms, serve as beacons illuminating diverse pathways for sustainable agriculture in 2050. By participating in our program, you will tap into the expertise of these farms. They typically represent various agricultural sectors, such as industrial, smallholder, women-led, and organic.

The Lighthouse Farm Academy programme is a blended programme with a combination of online modules in combination with an immersive experience on location and a personalised action plan. This unique programme offered by the Lighthouse Farm Academy adheres to the highest academic standards while grounding the knowledge in practical farm experiences.

By enrolling in this programme, you will be equipped with the knowledge and experiences necessary to navigate the challenges and opportunities of sustainable farming. Join us at the Lighthouse Farm Academy and become part of a community dedicated to shaping the future of farming for a more sustainable world.

Is this programme for you?

During this programme, you will be equipped with knowledge of the diversity of solutions that are needed and attainable. Also, insights into your role and the contributions you can make to initiate transitions are addressed.

  • Mid- to high-level professionals along the entire supply chain within the global food system
  • Professionals who can make change and set agendas towards a more sustainable food system (or are willing to make a change, but not sure what will be the right path in their specific situation)
  • The circle around the farmers (suppliers, banks, water boards, government, consultants etc.)

Learning with and from your peers is very important, so participants must be open to being part of a new diverse community, and open for unexpected collaborations (needed to find the right solution).

Programme & topics

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Questions? Please contact Miel Hooijdonk, Programme manager.